New truck releases at IAA Transport in Hanover were overwhelmingly new energy options, mostly battery EV, but also from gases of various types.
The Benz GenH2 was pushing the boundaries the furthest with 880hp powered by fuel cells from liquid hydrogen stored on truck at -253C. Chunky styling on the Ford BEV waste truck.
The European launch of the XCMG battery swapping trucks caused quite a stir with all the major manufacturers sending engineers to scope the technology. XCMG now use our Etrucks® logo now which is nice.

XCMG’s displayed an operational scale model the latest fully robotic battery swap station with a stacking system for the charging batteries.

An artists impression of the new swapping station.

Battery powered trailers are a reality with this prototype carrying up to 600kWh of batteries under the deck with the center axle driven. The whole thing is controlled through load sensors in the kingpin.
XCMG shipped 345 fully E700s to Brazil last month, their largest single export of zero emissions trucks.
Demand for XCMG’s fully electric construction equipment is growing quickly. 100 units of the 27 tonne XE270E also being exported to South America.
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Another dozen XC968EV wheel loaders going to work in China.

For those concerned that electric loaders might be a bit gutless check out this acceleration test by a Thai dealer against the diesel equivalent.

The first two XC918EV electric loaders for New Zealand are in final assembly.
XCMG will display the new XE35U-E electric excavator at Bauma in Munich next month. Now upgraded with a 70kWh battery and charging in under an hour.

Back in New Zealand an article from Stuff with a review of the Mainfreight tractor from driver Peter Wallis.

Another run to Mills Tui with an 8×4 for the addition of a tipper body. I stopped in at Mainfreight in Hamilton for a quick top up via their 180kW charger. The interesting part is that the power comes from 690 solar panels on the roof.

Two more TF1300s heading out to Coresteel and Impact Enviromental Services

Two more rough terrain forklifts for MKC Machinery and Golden Edge

Two more XE80Ns going out to Form NZ

If you need one of them working on the first or second floor…….

A bit of a run on our tracked scissors recently. One getting picked up by Te Puke contractor Shane Martin and another out to Davies Homes
Another tracked machine for Swift Access in Auckland and one for Ajax Building Contractors in Mataura.
A 12m working height slab scissor out to TDM in Christchurch, the other out to JJ Ltd in Mosgiel
First look at XCMG’s new large tyred, rigid, 6×6, off highway dump truck.

The largest all terrain crane in the world, the ten axle XGA2600, seen here with a 160m jib for wind farm work. That’s 340t of counterweight above the cab.
After 13000 hours of testing the second generation 700t excavator has been released. The main improvements have been in cooling performance and better walk in access to the pump rooms.